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Ricciardo gives Butler the boot

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 21:35:21 -0400

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Australian Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo laughingly handed Scottish film star Gerard Butler a sweaty boot filled with Red Bull on the U.S. Grand Prix podium on Sunday and demanded he drink.(image)

Chile's president forgets to sign name at voting booth, leaves behind ID

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:42:50 -0400

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet had a rocky go of voting in the nation's local elections on Sunday, having to return to the polls twice after leaving her ID behind and forgetting to sign her name.(image)

Thailand vs Australia to go ahead, but no joy permitted

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:00:21 -0400

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian football fans must tone down their dress and resist chanting or any "joyful activities" if they want to support the Socceroos at their World Cup qualifier with Thailand next month.(image)

California woman carrying human skull on stick prompts investigation

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:15:13 -0400

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A woman in Sacramento, California who this week carried a human skull on a stick through the streets has prompted an investigation into the identity of the deceased and the cause of death, police said on Friday.(image)

Goats guests of honor at Prague rooftop reception

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:40:02 -0400

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Two goats wander across the roof of Prague's famous Lucerna Palace - the first beneficiaries of a new push to open up public spaces high above the packed streets of a crowded city.(image)

Giant panda Bao Bao to leave United States for China

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:51:58 -0400

(Reuters) - Bao Bao the female giant panda will leave the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. early next year and move to China under a breeding agreement, officials at the zoo said on Thursday.(image)

Arkansas robbery plan foiled by motorcycle buy from police officer

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:33:42 -0400

(Reuters) - An Arkansas man suspected of robbing a bank and arranging ahead of time to purchase a used motorcycle for a getaway ended up behind bars after he was arrested by the person who managed the sale, a police officer in uniform, police said on Wednesday.(image)

Two to get comfy coffin for overnight stay in Dracula's castle

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:42:51 -0400

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - "No garlic or garlic-scented items allowed, including perfume," read the house rules of Count Dracula's castle to ensure that Halloween night guests cannot avoid the vampire.(image)

Target, McDonald's react to U.S. creepy clown sightings

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:42:09 -0400

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two of America's biggest commercial brands - discount retailer Target and fast-food chain McDonald's - have taken steps to tamp down hysteria stemming from a recent spate of creepy clown sightings in the run-up to Halloween at the end of this month.(image)

New St Andrews students welcomed with shaving foam fight

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:20:00 -0400

ST ANDREWS, Scotland (Reuters) - Students dressed in costumes chased each other with shaving cream in a massive foam fight at the University of St Andrews on Monday, as part of a decades old tradition for newcomers.(image)